Hornby visitor centre Margate

Another place for persons of a certain age to visit and find a host of childhood memories – Airfix, Scalextric and the home of model railway production for so many years.

Plenty of toys and model to see plus an informative hour long video. Postcard collectors are not disappointed either with four Hornby postcards in the shop.

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Bekonscot – Beaconsfield

I paid my first visit here a couple of months ago. I don’t know why I hadn’t visited before because it’s great…

It’s a model village first constructed in the 1930’s with a significant railway theme. The ticket office is a BR mark 1 carriage. It’s a short walk from the station.

The signal box controlling the model railway is a treat.

Older postcards have been produced but the current offering is detailed below ( one is a wooden postcard):

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Bristol Harbour Railway

The Bristol Harbour Railway operates at certain weekends through the year and uses local Avonmouth steam tank engines to transport passengers along the dockside from a city centre location to the dock of Brunel’s SS Great Britain. There is a general transport museum located in warehouses beside the line that house a variety of exhibits with a local connection.

The museum shop does have a small selection of postcards from the Star Editions range featuring Bristol.


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